Chongqing police cracked the first case of online cross-border sales for luxury counterfeits

On September 11, based on the clues offered by Chongqing Customs, the anti-counterfeiting team under Chongqing Municipal Public Security Bureau worked with the economic investigation team of Nan’an District Public Security Branch and Tianwen Police Station to successfully track down a case of cross-border sales of luxury counterfeits via the e-commerce platform. Two suspects were captured and 884 counterfeit suitcases, bags and clothes taking the trademarks of “LV”, “Gucci”, “MK”, “Adidas” and “Nike” were seized, valued at over 3.3 million yuan. 

This case is the first one concerning cross-border sales of luxury counterfeits to be solved by Chongqing police in working with the customs under the background of “One Belt and One Road”. It is also of significance to the IP protection work in the municipality of Chongqing, as it is the first case of cross-border sales of luxury counterfeits cracked in the special period when China and US are in the midst of trade friction and against the background where the Office of the National Leading Group on Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting deployed the campaign of IPR protection for foreign-invested enterprises. 

(Source: the Office of Chongqing Leading Group on Fight against IPR Infringement and Counterfeiting)